I can’t believe this just happened at the Academy Awards 2019 [Winners+ India’s special moment at the OSCARS]

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As the Academy Awards aka the OSCARS made its presence felt in the world of performing arts for the 91st time last night, we bring to you the highlights of the show, the winners and all those events that made it matter at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles, California in the United States.

The first time in three decades that the awards ceremony went hostless (after official host Kevin Hart stepped down), the Academy Awards 2019 was a surprising medley of performances and wrap up, as well as a mix of winners competing to beat out the most hopeful victors of the race.

As the ceremony opened with a rousing performance from iconic rock band Queen, the tone of the Academy awards 2019 was immediately set and as many big names claimed the coveted honors for the first time, it was evident that even sans a host after 30 long years since 1989, the 91st season of the most coveted awards event was a truly remarkable affair.

Academy Award winner Julia Roberts thus had to abruptly wrap up the Oscars, thanking all the nominees after the producers of “Green Book” had accepted the ultimate honours with the Best Picture Award. Roberts did the closing honours with a special shout-out to A Star is Born actor Bradley Cooper’s mum Gloria Campano, who is a huge star on Twitter.

Even as the Academy Awards 2019 was remarkable for the continuing runaway success of Bohemian Rhapsody and Roma (that went big in spite of missing out on the best picture award), an Indian documentary also found itself in the fray for the top recognitions.

Titled Period. End of Sentence, the Guneet Monga produced documentary had award-winning Iranian-American Rayka Zehtabchi as the director. A film about menstruation, specially relating to the taboos around it in rural India, winning an Oscar however came as a shock to many including an Academy member who admitted that the “well made film” is based on a subject that men considers ‘icky’.

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Started with a small dream in the English department room of @melissa_berton with her school girls of @oakwoodstories for empowering and educating other young girls across the world for better menstruation hygiene. This started 7 years ago with raising money and donating one pad machine… then thought the team should make a movie for better awareness!! @actionindia76 from India helped on ground in putting a machine. @raykaz and @samdavisdp captured all of this so beautifully with @kakarmandakini producing for @sikhya ❤️ . . Today here we are ! All the way to Oscars and have put this story on the map ! One night before the Oscars, whatever may happen…. Team @periodendofsentence is already a winner ! . . more power for all the support and magic @stacey_sher @lisataback . . . This is dedicated to dreamers like each one of you here. Keep inspiring ❤️ @helenyenser @mcmaxam @clairesliney @charlottesilverman @ruby_schiff @aveeybaaby @sophdasch @maggiesophiebrown

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Here are the full list of winners that made 2019 their year with prized claims at the Academy Awards this time around-

Best picture

Green Book

Best actress

Olivia Colman – The Favourite

Best actor

Rami Malek – Bohemian Rhapsody

Best supporting actress

Regina King – If Beale Street Could Talk

Best supporting actor

Mahershala Ali – Green Book

Best director

Alfonso Cuaron – Roma

Best original screenplay

Green Book – Nick Vallelonga, Brian Currie and Peter Farrelly

Best adapted screenplay

BlacKkKlansman – Charlie Wachtel, David Rabinowitz, Kevin Willmott and Spike Lee

Best animated feature

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Best foreign language film

Roma – Mexico

Best documentary feature

Free Solo

Best original song

Shallow (A Star Is Born) – Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt

Best original score

Black Panther – Ludwig Goransson

Best production design

Black Panther – Hannah Beachler and Jay Hart

Best costume design

Black Panther – Ruth E Carter

Best cinematography

Roma – Alfonso Cuaron

Best visual effects

First Man – Paul Lambert, Ian Hunter, Tristan Myles and JD Schwalm

Best make-up and hairstyling

Vice – Greg Cannom, Kate Biscoe and Patricia DeHaney

Best sound editing

Bohemian Rhapsody – John Warhurst and Nina Hartstone

Best sound mixing

Bohemian Rhapsody – Paul Massey, Tim Cavagin and John Casali

Best film editing

Bohemian Rhapsody – John Ottman

Best animated short


Best documentary short

Period. End of Sentence.

Best live action short